AutPlay® Therapy

Everyone deserves connection and to be understood.

What is AutPlay?

AutPlay® Therapy is a play and behavioral therapy approach to working with children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), dysregulation issues, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. It integrates models of play therapy and behavioral therapy along with relationship development in a collaborative model to assist children and adolescents in gaining beneficial skills and abilities. AutPlay® Therapy was created by Dr. Robert Jason Grant and is both therapist-led and parent-led.

Who benefits from AutPlay?

While many neurodevelopmental disorders have no cure, AutPlay® Therapy has been successful in treating the symptoms that are often present with neurodevelopmental disorders. It has been shown to specifically treat persons diagnosed with the following diagnoses:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Sensory Processing Challenges
  • Intellectual Developmental Disorder
  • Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Learning Disorders
  • Social Disorders
  • Impulsive Disorders

How does AutPlay work?

Through AutPlay®, therapists will work with both the child or adolescent client and their parents to improve skill deficits in the areas of emotional regulation, social functioning, and relationship connection. When children can learn to self regulate, possess social skills that relate to their environments, and learn appropriate and meaningful relationship connections, they are less likely to have behavioral issues and more likely to function in their day-to-day environment successfully.

How does AutPlay Help?

AutPlay® Therapy has Shown Effective Treatment Outcomes for the Following Areas:

  • Increasing Emotional Regulation Ability
  • Improving Social Skills and Functioning
  • Improving Relationship Development and Connection
  • Reducing Anxiety Levels
  • Improving Sensory Processing Challenges
  • Increasing Concentration, Focus, and Attention
  • Reducing Unwanted Behaviors
  • Improving the Parent/Child Relationship

Why AutPlay?

Many historically recommended therapies for neurodevelopmental disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, include therapies that are rigid and exclude considerations that recent neuroscience proves as necessary for skill development in early childhood. AutPlay offers skill development that is based on a collaborative model of change. Intervention is provided for the child and the parents, allowing clients to be successful in long-term change and skill mastery.

Where can I find an AutPlay Therapist?

Several team members at Creative Family Counseling are certified in this specialty, at both our Prospect Campus and our Lyndon Campus.

Everyone deserves connection and to be understood.

I’m ready for a happier home. How do I get started?

1. Contact our Practice Administrator to be matched with a Therapist who fits your needs.
2. Schedule an intake appointment to discuss your concerns and goals.
3. Allow your Therapist to create an individualized treatment plan for you and your family.
4. Work together to meet your goals.
5. Enjoy a happier home.

To learn more about how  AutPlay® Therapy may benefit your family, visit  https://www.autplaytherapy.com/.

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